“Women, you were created in the image of God, but people have made you think that you are chicken, and you yourselves also think so,; but you are actually eagles. Straighten your wings and fly, do not be content with chicken feed. With your own efforts and with the support of your friends take yourselves out of this state of weakness in which you are today, so that you can enjoy freedom and justice in a peaceful world” Julius Nyerere.
All the articles in this book as well as its preface were written by Julius Nyerere when he was a student at Makerere college in 1994.
The manuscript was found in his documents after his death on 14th October 1999.
Proceeds from the book will go towards scholarships for academically talented yet economically disadvantaged youth from East Africa to study at Makerere University. The scholarship beneficiaries will be called ‘Nyerere scholars’ under the Makerere University Female Scholarship Foundation.